Attorneys are an important part of the CSE process. CSE attorneys (also referred to as "IV-D attorneys") serve as advisors, advocates, negotiators, intermediaries, and evaluators. Although the interests of the custodial parent are often similar to those of the CSE agency, the CSE attorney's client is the CSE agency. Of course, both custodial and noncustodial parents have the right to retain private counsel.
Visit the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) web site for information on The Role of the Attorney in Child Support Enforcement.